Once again the teachers union leadership are taking their members money and spending it for political purposes. In California you have
to pay dues if you are a teacher. These groups do not need to consult any of their members on how they spend the money and they are not elected. They are fascist dictators who answer to no one and continue to pour the money of the hardworking teachers into their own political causes. This time they are pouring it, along with a $2.5 million donation from the National Education Association, into the massive advertising campaign against Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Read more about this at The Education Wonks
Because of the "closed shop" laws of the State of California, I (like nearly all California public school teachers) am forced to pay dues to NEA whether or not I wish to support this organization's politics ... It should not come as a surprise that since neither CTA nor NEA will permit its rank-and-file membership to directly elect their own union's officers, that members' monies are spent in such an arbitrary and cavalier fashion.